Explore the most popular paved trails in New Mexico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

road biking
2 days ago

Nice way to travel from southern parts of town towards downtown, however I frequently get flat tires from the little goat heads (barbed seeds) that come from the vegetation near the arroyo at the lower portion of this trail.

on Valley of Fires Trail

hiking
8 days ago

valley of fires always rocks

mountain biking
15 days ago

Nice trail connecting south Santa Fe to nearly downtown. The trail is well maintained and great to biking since I believed the entire thing is blacktop.

Cool climb and interesting history behind this area. The views were amazing and the rock was cool..!

Very untraditional (= not Texan) hike today - big snow flakes flying right into our eyes and rocks were extremely icy and slippery. We tried to find petroglyphs, old indian images on rocks, but they were mostly covered by snow. But the highlight of the day for our little Texans was building a snowman Olaf, of course :) If not icy, this is a short and quite easy hike even with small kids.

Short trail but steep and lots of petroglyphs!!! very worth it

hiking
1 month ago

Short and sweet. $1 entrance fee.

1 month ago

❤️

During trip to NM 10/17...This was the safest trail for me in October 2017. I wanted so badly to do a higher one in the same location but given the ankle it wouldn't be a good idea. so Vida it is! Alone on the trail except for a raven... Something awe inspiring and spiritual about this place. BEAUTIFUL

Beautiful and easy stroll on pavement among an ancient lava field. Gorgeous views and interesting desert life to be found here. A lovely little campground sits up above, and it looks to have decent facilities including showers. We spent about an hour here after a visit to nearby Carrizozo, and were very glad we took the time to visit.

mountain biking
4 months ago

fun trail to do with kids to take them out and enjoy being out on bikes. plenty to see if you like the bosque . only reminder I have for people is to remember the trail is on east side of river.

on Bosque Trail

road biking
4 months ago

We drive 4 hours from El Paso just to ride on this trail once or twice a year... We love it.

road biking
4 months ago

Nice moderate trail. However too many traffic lights along the way so you end up stopping often behind each light. The ride was nice but having to stop and go a bit frustrating.

It’s the fast version of the Petroglyphs.

Maybe a dozen or so to see on the way to the top.
View at the top is of local neighborhood and businesses.

Only recommend if you’re trying to see some carvings and don’t have much time.

hiking
5 months ago

Many petroglyphs here. Very interesting. Before I went there I thought these petroglyphs were created in thousands years before, but actually there were created for only hundreds years. I'm think is it possible that these petroglyphs are doodles of ancient children?

awesome trail

There are parts of this walk that are accessible for people with disabilities. it is a nice way to get a few petroglyphs and views of Albuquerque if you have just a few minutes. I would definitely call this a walk, not a hike. It is a nice visit with small children or people with mobility issues.

I go to the Bosque trail all the time. I park in the Alameda Open Space parking lot. It’s the only parking area with bathroom access. The trial itself is flat and paved. It’s usually pretty crowded on the weekends but it’s secluded from main roads and has some shade from the cottonwood trees. You’ll pass by a few farms and see some horses on the trail occasionally. You can access the river from the main trail at some areas as well.

Tha La Junta overlook trail is an easy paved loop that starts at the La Junta campground in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. It winds through pinyon-juniper trees to amazing overlooks of the Rio Grande Gorge and its the confluence with the Red River. Drop-offs are behind barriers, making the overlooks kid-friendly. Campground and trail open year round but summer sun is intense and the only real shade is the pavilions offered in the campground and picnic sites. Bathroom available there as well.

5 months ago

This trail is good if you only have a short length of time, or you don’t normally hike. I find the petroglyphs amazing to see, but it’s also very disappointing to see how much the rocks have been defaced.

nature trips
5 months ago

Great little loop on the lava beds. Many birds, reptiles, and insects to see. Path is paved, and you can venture off onto the beds themselves. For the experienced hiker you can consult the park staff about trekking to the vent itself.

Highly disappointed. Walking trail we picked went along backyards. Little shade, and good luck finding a map and dust in-between my toes.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy climb and hike. Lots of Petroglyphs and wildlife.

A must-see...very interesting. It’s definitely an easy trail. Try not to hit the hottest time of the day during the summer.

walking
6 months ago

Very nice walk!

lots of petroglyphs along this trail to see. Great experience, just be ready for the heat. With the volcanic rock being black and no tree around it gets a little rough on a summer day.

We were able to do this adventure w/my dad on his cane & my son. The petroglyphs were beautiful and easy to see when on the main path. Once on top it was worth it and wonderful view of mountains & the local area. So glad it is preserved!

Nice hike, pretty view from up top and lots of petroglyphs to study.

Very simple hike but exciting! Hike up mountain with Petroglyphs all around! You do have to weave into of black rocks watch your footing and wear hiking shoes!

hiking
9 months ago

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